Halle Berry is using tips from an old teacher to help her adopted
11-year-old daughter get to grips with beauty regimes.
Berry credits one of her fifth grade teacher, a fellow African American,
for helping her come to terms with her roots and her looks while she was
growing up in a largely white school.
And now the Bond girl is passing on beauty tips to husband Eric Benet's
Berry says, "My mother is white, but my teacher helped me embrace my
culture - part of me that my mother doesn't share.
"At India's school, they all wear uniforms, and that helps. She doesn't
get caught up in wanting the new Prada bag for school.
"Since she's a black child, I'm trying to teach her a good, healthy,
self-image - how to be proud of who she authentically is and not try to
conform, making her hair super straight because all her friends have naturally